Dr Xand van Tulleken loves carbs – so much so that he once weighed 19 stone.

He’s not alone, as carbohydrates in some form are at the heart of the British diet.

And with record levels of obesity – 63 per cent of UK adults are considered obese – and Type 2 diabetes on the rise, it seems that carbs really are the enemy they are purported to be.

Dr Xand wants to find out if we can enjoy a guilt-free bowl of pasta or slice of white bread – and some of his findings are astonishing.

The Truth About Carbs

Dr Xand checks out sports drinks

Who knew that there’s a ‘super carb’ out there that could keep bowel cancer at bay?

You’ll never look at a jacket potato in the same way again…

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